Notes on the third:
-Halak really gave Spacek a ride. The old guy saw stars while he gasped for air.
-Sergei Kostitsyn looked like a bull moose in rutting season on that break. The only way Blake could stop him was by taking him down.
-I wonder if it's possible to reprogram Habs forwards to shoot the puck? Maybe if they have drill after drill of nothing but shooting it'll become muscle memory and they'll start doing it in games.
-If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the Habs are only as strong as Ben Maxwell. Uh oh.
-Markov is really pretty out of it. You'd think Halak nailed him rather than Spacek.
-I hate it when they dump the puck in, then weakly bat at it when it's time to retrieve it. What's the point of lugging it through the neutral zone, only to hand it over without a protest?
-Okay, ten minutes to go in the third and an early rise for me. Hiller's playing really well and I'm not expecting the impotent Habs offence to bury two just to get it to OT. So, that's it for me. Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow to find they pulled off a point, but I'm not expecting it. If that makes me a disloyal fan, then too bad.
Notes on the second:
-I think there should be a Habs drinking song, and the chorus should be "Aaaaaannnnd Spacek misses the net."
-You know the defence is having a bad night when Chipchura is wheeling around them, and we all know Chipchura's wheels came off Fred Flinstone's car.
-From a buddy who can't believe people quibble about Halak's rebounds: "Price doesn't give up rebounds because the first shot goes in." Not nice, but made me laugh. Through my tears.
-Plekanec got some mojo back with that empty netter last night. Great to see him cash a breakaway at last. Nice pass by Gorges too.
-If Koivu was a food, he'd be spicy wings. Hal Gill would be a big bowl of custard.
-They managed to stanch the bleeding at least. Now I have to give them the third.
Notes on the first:
-Saku just looks...wrong...in a Ducks sweater.
-Hiller is an Olympic goalie and looks it. Price is not an Olympic goalie and he looks it too.
-Speaking of which, whatever excuses you use, it comes down to Halak winning games and Price not. Sometimes the goalie has to be the best guy on the ice. Price isn't that guy a lot of the time.
-Habs look as worn out as a pair of WWII nylons.
-I hope whatever is wrong with Markov isn't permanent.
-What a backbreaker that third goal was for an already-brokeback team.
-The internal debate now is whether I should give up and go to bed or stick around for another period. Maybe I'll compromise on the first ten minutes.